July 31 – August 17, 2014
ITALY, Verona — In another tragic turn in the ongoing feud between the houses of Capulet and Montague, Tybalt, cousin of Juliet Capulet was slain in a sword fight by Romeo Montague in what appears to be revenge for the murder of Mercutio. How will this fair with poor Juliet, love of Romeo? How will Romeo pay for his crime?
Romeo and Juliet marks Threshold Repertory Theatre’s 3rd annual Summer Shakespeare Workshop. This year’s workshop brings together new and veteran actors to continue to explore Shakespeare’s most popular works. Along with acting, our technical team, including our set and costumer designers will set the scene and give audiences an unique view of the Renaissance period. Watch as our talented group of actors bring the words of Shakespeare to life.
Thursday-Sunday: 8:00 p.m.
Last two Sundays: 3:00 p.m.
General Admission: $15
Threshold Rep Theatre/84 1/2 Society Street, Charleston, SC, 29401/843.277.2172. For more information visit http://www.charlestontheater.com/
Through August 2, 2014
Being Best Man can be stressful. Being Best Man days after you get divorced can lead to an existential crisis. The hilarious new comedy from PURE playwright-in-residence David Lee Nelson examines the ins and outs of marriage, divorce, and friendship as a group of friends converge on Folly Beach for their friend’s second wedding.
PURE Theatre/477 King Street/843.723.4444. For more information visit www.puretheatre.org
Through August 2, 2014
Redux Contemporary Art Center is proud to present Reorientation a group exhibition featuring four Redux artists, photographer Chloe Gilstrap, silversmith Kaminer Haislip, print-maker and painter Kate MacNeil, and print-maker Jane Ann Sweeny. Reorientation will open with an artist’s reception on Friday, July 11 from 6 – 9 pm, it is free and open to all. Outta My Huevos Food Truck will be on hand to provide food, and beverages from Holy City Brewing will be available inside.
Redux Contemporary Art Center 136 St. Philip Street | Charleston SC 29403 | 843-722-0697 | Hours of operation: Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm & Saturday 12 – 5 pm.
For more information visit http://reduxstudios.org/
Through August 24, 2014
“We Cast Shadows“
New Work by Mark Garry
Established international contemporary artist Mark Garry will create a site-specific installation made up of new works developed for the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. Using a variety of media and mechanisms, his delicately considered works are measured and quiet, requiring meticulous systems of construction. This new collection of elements will dramatically transform the space, creating a situation that is at once empathetic and spectacular.
City Gallery at Waterfront Park/34 Prioleau Street/Charleston, SC. For more information visit www.citygalleryatwaterfrontpark.com
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 pm.
August 1, 8, 15, 2014
Hoppy Fridays in the Rabbit Hole for children ages 0-6. Come for special stories, crafts, and tons of fun!
Charleston Library Society
164 King Street
For more information visit http://www.charlestonlibrarysociety.net/
August 1-17, 2014
8p.m. on August 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, and 16th
3 p.m. on August 3rd, 10th and 17th.
Follow the beat!
It’s 1962 and teenagers Tracy Turnblad and Penny Pingleton are obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. When the chance to dance on the show arrives, Tracy quickly takes the opportunity and her skills attract not only Corny Collins, but also the teenage heart throb, Link Larkin. When scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos. Tracy decides it’s not fair that the black kids can only dance on the Corny Collins show once a month. With the help of Penny, her parents, and her new friends Seaweed, Link, and Motormouth Maybelle, she’s determined to integrate the show… without denting her ‘do!
Tickets are $25-Adults/ $22- Military, Senior/ $20-Students
James F. Dean Community Theatre
133 Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
For more information visit, http://www.flowertownplayers.org/
August 1-17, 2014
A frenetic case of mistaken identity with more twists than a corkscrew.
Bernard’s plans for a romantic rendezvous with his chic Parisian mistress are complete with a gourmet caterer and an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But when Bernard’s wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she decides to stay in town for a surprise tryst of her own…setting the stage for a collision course of mistaken identities and outrageous infidelities, with more twists than a corkscrew. The cook is Suzette, the lover is Suzanne, the friend is bewildered, the wife is suspicious, the husband is losing his mind and everyone is guaranteed a good time at this hilarious romp through the French countryside.
AUGUST 1, 2, 7–9, 14–16 AT 8:00PM
AUGUST 10, 17 AT 3:00PM
Tickets $30 for adults, $27.00 for military/seniors, and $20 for students
Footlight Players Theatre
20 Queen Street
Charleston, SC 29401
For more information visit http://footlightplayers.net/2014-2015-season/
August 2, 2014
General Admission $5
Sign Painters – Not Rated — 120 minutes
“SIGN PAINTERS, which has been put together with equal parts affection and skill by directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, is fresh and passionate and unexpected.” – Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
We see them almost every day without a second thought. Weathered by time, distinct characteristics shining through, hand-painted signs are a product of a fascinating 150 year-old American history. What was once a common job has now become a highly specialized trade, a unique craft struggling with technological advances. Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon, stylistically explores this unacknowledged art form through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country including Ira Coyne, Bob Dewhurst, Keith Knecht, Norma Jeane Maloney and Stephen Powers. These vanguards of unseen originality are leading a renaissance with a keen creative purpose and exemplify the working class American success story. Sign Painters celebrates those keeping the tradition intact with a bespoke approach and appreciation for a balance between art and commerce.
August 2-3, 2014
An Upcoming summer event will bring the community together to marvel at the transformation of the Old Mt. Pleasant Academy, located at 140 Hibbben Street. A unique collaboration between the Mary Martin Gallery of Fine Art in Charleston and the Hunnicutt Real Estate Team, will convert the Old Mt Pleasant Academy for one weekend only into an art gallery. Art lovers, history buffs, and those who simply enjoy a good time should plan to drop in from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 2nd or Sunday, August 3rd.
Works by renowned artists such as Judy Fuller, Elaine Hruska, John Hoffman, DAB, Ramon Pujol and others will adorn the walls. The August event will be an opportunity for the community to once again fall in love with a building that had, over the previous decades, fallen into disrepair and become an unfortunate eyesore. As the complete remodel nears completion, Matt, Cathy, and the rest of the Hunnicutt Team are inviting friends back to the storied school.
For more information contact Elaine Hruska 843-723-0303 and elaine@marymartinART.com or Cathy Hunnicutt, Realtor at 843-814-4378
August 3, 2014
Ages 11-15: 1-2pm
Ages 16+: 2-4pm
$20 in advance or $25 at the door
Former Rockette and Chorus Line star Chryssie Whitehead will be teaching Musical Theatre Master Classes at DanceFX. Ms. Whitehead’s resume includes various Broadway Productions, as well as roles on hit television series.
To reserve your spot, visit www.dancefxcharleston.org or email email@example.com
August 9, 2014
5pm & 8pm (each show is slightly different)
Join DanceFX for an intimate and unforgettable night commemorating their 6th annual Cancer Benefit Concert. The night will feature the Dancefx Studio Summer Program, Dancefx Performance Companies and Faculty, the Charleston Dance Project, special guest performances and LIVE MUSIC! This year we have decided to go little and GIVE BIG, presenting a beautiful “in house” concert. All proceeds will benefit the Lewis family to help them move to Charleston from NH while battling cancer.
Tickets are $20, only 60 available per showing
635 Rutledge Avenue , Suite 103
Charleston, SC 29403
August 14-17, 2014
7:30 p.m. on August 14-16 & 5:00 p.m. on August 17
Paulie “The Pug” is a Coney Island dreamer…just one MMA fight away from the big time. If only he could keep his wife from bedding her ex-husband, his brother-in-law from going to the slammer, and his best friend from taking a bite out of his neck, he’d be on top of the world. A raucous, irreverent, action-packed comedy full of weak wrists and strong hearts, Happy in the Poorhouse is an unsanitized story of love, sex, and chasing after dreams even when you’ve got a black eye and a broken spirit.
*For ADULT AUDIENCES ONLY. Contains explicit language and sexual situations
Tickest: $25 for adults and $20 for students with ID
Woolfe Street Playhouse
34 Woolfe Street
Charleston, SC 29403
For more information visit http://www.woolfestreetplayhouse.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org